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HR Coordinator (Kaitautoko)

About Us

Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa is a kaupapa Māori organisation based on a whānau first, tikanga based, wellbeing approach. Our organisation works to a model of care centred around our pou (guiding principles) of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga, arohatanga, rangatiratanga, tika and pono. We deliver 30+ health and social services across the life span (i.e., from infants to the elderly) and have a team of over 100 people working across Hamilton city and beyond.

About the Role

We have a Kaitautoko HR Coordinator position available.  This is a Monday-Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm position working 40 hours a week.  The Pumanawa Tangata team (HR) are responsible for operational excellence, ensuring the Rūnanga has the right people, resource, and support in place so we can provide optimal services and support to others. 

Positions available

  • 1 x premanent, full-time, 40 hours/week
  • Monday-Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm
  • From $30.00 per hour, dependent on qualifications and experience

You will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the operations of the Rūnanga by coordinating HR service provision to kaimahi
  • Supporting the functions of the end to end employee lifecycle including recruitment, orientation, and compliance 
  • Filing, data entry, scanning, uploading of documentation to HR system  
  • Supporting kaimahi with queries

We are seeking a Kaitautoko HR Coordinator who:

  • Prides themselves on their ability to work to a whānau first, tikanga based, wellbeing approach
  • Works to a holistic approach to wellbeing
  • Understands and actively demonstrates our pou
  • Uses appropriate language and communication skills (e.g., tone, active listening) 
  • Has a high level of computer literacy and experience using electronic systems and applications e.g., Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Office Suite and databases

You will have:  

  • 1-3 years working in a kaupapa Māori environment
  • 2-5 years experience in HR Coordinator and/or administrative work 
  • Experience in handling complaints and difficult situations
  • A basic understanding of te ao Māori principles e.g., te reo and tikanga, and a willingness to learn more in this area
  • A level 7 qualification in human resources or similar field, te reo Māori, tikanga Māori or be prepared to study towards one or more of these qualifications
  • Be highly organised and able to prioritise tasks
  • Good initiative and attention to detail
  • A high level of confidentiality and flexibility
  • A high level of communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to build relationships and maintain positive working relationships across all services of the organisation
  • Evidence of your fully vaccinated and boosted Covid-19 status
  • Full driver licence
  • Proof of your right to work in New Zealand

If you enjoy working in a kaupapa Māori organisation, have a strong work ethic and your career pathway is working towards supporting kaimahi, then this may be the role for you.


  • Work with a highly motivated, passionate team
  • Work in a team with experienced leadership
  • Be part of a wider organisation that seeks to improve the holistic wellbeing and development of urban Māori and Pasifika, as well as support anyone that walks through our doors
  • Free professional development and training opportunities
  • Observe and practice te ao Māori principles daily
  • Free parking
  • Medical Insurance
  • KiwiSaver
  • Supervision and/or mentoring
Full Time -
Between $64,480.00 - $75,525.00 dependent on qualifications and experience
Human Resources
Dinsdale, Hamilton, New Zealand

To apply for this position you will need to provide the following:

  • COVID Vaccination Record
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter outlining your suitability for the position and why this opportunity interests you.
We will be reviewing applications regularly as they are received, so don’t delay emailing you application to us.
For more information or queries regarding this position, please email:
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